June 20th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leaders of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

June 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The NDP Women’s Equality Critic, Sheila Malcolmson, urged the Liberal government to immediately reform treatment of Indigenous women in Canada’s justice and corrections systems. The recommendations in the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s report tabled Tuesday failed to fully reflect the cycle of injustice, poverty, physical, psychological and sexual violence that Indigenous women disproportionately experience. In response, the NDP submitted a supplementary report entitled "Need for Federal Leadership to Reform Indigenous Women’s Treatment in Canada’s Justice and Correctional Systems”.

June 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Almost 30 years ago, the House of Commons passed an NDP motion to eliminate child poverty in Canada. To this day, a shockingly high percentage of Canadian children still live below the poverty line. A report from Campaign 2000 has revealed the current levels of child poverty in Canada, including a rate of 40% of children living in poverty in the riding of Toronto Centre, held by the millionaire Finance Minister, Bill Morneau.

June 15th, 2018

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement announcing the discovery of unauthorized genetically modified wheat plants along a roadside in Alberta. The CFIA has revealed that they were not able to determine the source of these plants, but there was no other evidence of genetically modified wheat in the area and no risks to food safety. This morning, Japan announced the suspension of the sale of Canadian wheat pending further investigation. The NDP is calling for an immediate hearing to learn more about this issue.

June 15th, 2018

NDP Seniors Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:

June 14th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement

June 14th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

June 14th, 2018

OTTAWA – The NDP Women’s Equality Critic and Deputy Critic, Sheila Malcolmson and Anne Minh-Thu Quach, urged the Liberal government to adopt deeper measures to end women’s economic insecurity. In response to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s report tabled today, the NDP submitted a supplementary report titled "Actions to Improve Women's Economic Security and Remove Barriers to Economic Justice for Women in Canada."

June 14th, 2018

The implementing legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership was tabled today despite overwhelming evidence that this trade deal is a betrayal to Canadian workers, the manufacturing sector, and our supply management system. The CPTPP will put 58 000 Canadian jobs at risk and jeopardize both the auto industry and supply managed sectors. The NDP urges the Liberal government to put workers first during this difficult time and not accept this trade deal, which has a weak economic forecast according to the government’s own impact analysis. 

June 14th, 2018

NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) issued the following statement:

June 13th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

June 12th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona) and members of unions representing workers from federal nuclear plants are delivering over 1000 letters to the President of the Treasury Board. These letters are from workers protesting their removal from their pension plan. The NDP is calling on the government to reverse this decision and protect the pensions of these workers.

June 12th, 2018

On Tuesday, the NDP tabled a motion in the House of Commons which spells out how Canada can become a global leader in the fight against climate change as the rate and intensity of severe weather increases across the country.

June 11th, 2018

NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) and NDP Fisheries and Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) have criticized Canada's proposed Oceans Plastic Charter as it fails to respond to Canadians’ calls for action, and lacks concrete steps that will effectively address the root causes of plastic pollution.

June 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

June 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP issued the following statement:

June 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier- Sainte-Marie) today called on the Trudeau government to withdraw its legislation on the Arms Trade Treaty, in order to work with the NDP and experts on a bill that would fully respect the Treaty. A vote is expected today to send the bill to the Senate. 

June 8th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement

June 7th, 2018

NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement:

June 7th, 2018

According to a press release from the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA), Canada Post has quietly been building partnerships with private financial technology (fintech) companies. The NDP supports a postal banking system that is operated as a public service. Certain Canada Post locations now allow people to access banking services delivered by private companies such as Scotiabank-owned Tangerine and Paytm, a bill payment mobile app.

June 7th, 2018

OTTAWA – Recent revelations in Maclean’s magazine, about two seafood import companies selling genetically modified salmon to Quebec and Ontario retailers, are spreading alarm among Canadian consumers. In response, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to impose a moratorium on the sale and production of genetically modified animals.

June 6th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP, issued the following statement:

June 5th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) delivered a petition to the office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change just days ahead of the G7 meeting in Quebec. The petition, hosted online by SumOfUs, has been signed by over 105,000 Canadians in support of Johns’ motion, M-151: a national strategy to combat plastic pollution in our aquatic environments.

June 5th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on World Environment Day:

June 5th, 2018

OTTAWA – This morning, Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West, introduced a bill drafted in collaboration with students that seeks to restore the independence of the judiciary by allowing trial judges to deviate from mandatory minimum sentences. The bill will give trial judges greater discretion in sentencing as long as they provide valid reasoning. The bill is also in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #32, which calls "upon the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to allow trial judges, upon giving reasons, to depart from mandatory minimum sentences and restrictions on the use of conditional sentences."

June 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

June 4th, 2018

NPD Critic for Sport, Cheryl Hardcastle, made the following statement:

June 4th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Treasury Board Critic Daniel Blaikie will serve notice of over 200 motions at the Government Operations and Estimates committee; one for each questionable item in Treasury Board Vote 40. The new and unprecedented mechanism, usually referred to as “Vote 40”, would grant over $7 billion to the government for new spending without meaningful parliamentary oversight.

June 4th, 2018

NDP Reconciliation Critic, Romeo Saganash tabled a motion on Monday to have MPs vote to reaffirm their support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in light of the Liberals’ decision to purchase the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project with taxpayer money. UNDRIP includes the right to “free, prior and informed consent” prior to any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources, including the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion the Liberals have promised to build.

June 4th, 2018

NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière, and NDP Critic for International Human Rights, Cheryl Hardcastle, made the following statement:

June 3rd, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's NDP, issued the following statement:

June 2nd, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:

June 1st, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, an arbitrator ruled that Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) do equal work to urban letter carriers, and acknowledged the wage gap between the two groups, siding with the methodology presented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

May 31st, 2018

Following today's announcement that the United States will apply massive tariffs on Canada's steel and aluminum sectors the NDP is saying the Liberal government must do much more to protect Canadian workers.

May 31st, 2018

NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewainook Aski) made the following statement on the announcement on Churchill’s railway.

May 30th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today the House of Commons voted unanimously at second reading in support of NDP MP Wayne Stetski’s Private Member’s Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day.

May 30th, 2018

NDP Reconciliation Critic, Romeo Saganash, made the following statement on the passage of his Private Member’s Bill C-262 today in the House of Commons. The Bill will now proceed to the Senate.

May 29th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP issued the following statement:

May 29th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:

May 29th, 2018

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says that today’s announcement on the Kinder Morgan pipeline is a bad deal for Canada and demonstrates a failure of leadership.

May 29th, 2018

In his 2018 Spring Reports, the Auditor General called the Phoenix fiasco “an incomprehensible failure,” among many other serious errors on the part of the Liberal government. 

May 29th, 2018

NDP MP Thomas Mulcair (Outremont) and NDP Critic for Immigration, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver-East), demanded again today that the federal government fix the exceedingly long processing delays for permanent residence applications for Iranian nationals. Currently, the processing wait time for these individuals can be from 300% to as high as 1200 % longer than other applicants.

May 28th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:

May 25th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, made the following statement:

May 24th, 2018

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced the beginning of an investigation that could lead to potentially devastating tariffs for the Canadian auto sector. Like the investigation on steel and aluminum imported into the United States, the Trump administration is seeking to restrict imports and potentially impose tariffs on national security grounds.

May 24th, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP announced it cannot support the Liberal's criminal justice bill in its current form. The decision was made following serious deliberation and consultation with legal experts, practicing lawyers, victim support groups, and academics across the country. They highlighted major flaws in the legislation. Bill C-75 was supposed to add fairness to our justice system and address backlogs in the courts, but instead maintained counterproductive policies like mandatory minimums brought in by Stephen Harper.

May 24th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

May 23rd, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's NDP, issued the following statement:

May 23rd, 2018

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Liberal government enacted a Harper-era tactic to shut down debate on a piece of legislation, C-76, which amends Canada's election rules. The move, known as 'time allocation,' comes hours after the NDP proposed working with the government to ensure the legislation could pass quickly while still hearing from experts and Canadians.

May 23rd, 2018

On Wednesday, the NDP will present a motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to support a referral of the situation in Myanmar by the UN Security Council to the International Criminal Court, among other actions to seek justice and accountability for the atrocities that the Burmese military has committed against the Rohingya people.

May 18th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement to mark Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day:

May 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Indigenous Youth Critic, Charlie Angus, officially launched a national campaign on his motion M-174, calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in Canada, and is second among young people. These numbers rise in some Indigenous communities, particularly those in remote, isolated and rural areas.

May 17th, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement:

May 16th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement to mark the start of Ramadan:

May 14th, 2018

On Monday, Canada's New Democrats strongly condemned the killings of protesters in Gaza by Israeli Defence Forces and urged the Liberal government to take a more active stance for peace and human rights. According to numerous news reports, at least 55 Palestinians in Gaza were killed and around 2,000 were injured Monday by the Israeli military in demonstrations near the Gaza-Israel border.

May 13th, 2018

 We were inspired by these NDP Moms, so we thought we'd share a few of our favourites:

May 9th, 2018

OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs Niki Ashton and Brigitte Sansoucy are calling on the Liberals to increase Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 to 50 weeks. They are adding their voices to Marie-Hélène Dubé’s, who started the petition 15 weeks to heal is not enough!, as well as the more than half a million people who signed it, demanding the government keep its promise to reform the Employment Insurance Act.

May 8th, 2018

Ottawa – Today, Liberal MPs on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development rejected a motion from the NDP to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East.

May 8th, 2018

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement:

May 8th, 2018

Ottawa - NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Sainte-Marie) will ask the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East.

May 7th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement recognizing the start of Mental Health Week in Canada:

May 4th, 2018

NPD National Revenue Critic, Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke), made the following statement:

May 3rd, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) today urged the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to support his motion (M-151) on a national strategy to combat plastic pollution, and to take immediate action to ban plastic straws.

May 3rd, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement today on World Press Freedom Day:

May 3rd, 2018

The following statement was issued by Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP:

May 1st, 2018

Today, the House of Commons voted in favour of the NDP’s motion to invite Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Canadian Catholic Church in the establishment, operations and abuses of residential schools. This move responds to Call to Action 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and is a critical step towards reconciliation.

May 1st, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement recognizing Canadian Jewish Heritage Month:

May 1st, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: